Labor race delayed by a week

Labor head Shelly Yacimovich announced Sunday that she was postponing her party's leadership primary from November 14 to November 21 in order to distance it from the October 22 municipal races.
The move was seen as an attempt by Yacimovich to prevent her rivals from using the municipal races and other issues to persuade the party's central committee members to postpone the race to December or January.
The party's 1,800 central committee members will convene on Friday morning August 2 in Tel Aviv to approve the date and Yacimovich's controversial proposal to not hold a special membership drive ahead of the race.
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